Shangri-La Hotel, Jeddah

Asian-inspired elegance on the Red Sea

It’s clear from the onset that Shangri-La Hotel, Jeddah was built to stand out from the crowd. The recently opened luxury hotel occupies pride of place within Jeddah’s tallest building — a striking 80-story skyscraper from renowned international design firm Perkins + Will — boasting enviable Red Sea views from just about every angle.

The sleek stay embraces its seaside location with a chic nautical theme, but you won’t find kitschy knick-knacks here. Instead, the luxury hotel draws design inspiration from the clean lines and contemporary color palette of a super-yacht, complete with wall-to-wall windows and spacious balconies from which to feel the refreshing ocean breeze.

Four trendy dining venues promise to sate just about any appetite, while a serene spa and spacious pool deck whisk you to a state of Zen. A dash of Arabian hospitality from the multilingual staff completes the luxurious retreat and welcomes you to a memorable stay on the Saudi coast.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Shangri-La Jeddah’s coastal location within the new Jeddah Waterfront development affords you the best of both worlds—beachy vacation vibes and a central destination location. Local highlights such as the Red Sea Mall, the Floating Mosque, the historic Al-Balad district and Formula 1’s famed Jeddah Corniche Circuit are all a stone’s throw from your front door.
  • A collection of 220 natural light-filled rooms and suites provides a regal retreat from the desert sun. Accommodations start at a generous 560 square feet and come equipped with welcome luxuries like walk-in closets, deep soaking tubs equipped with Aqua di Parma bath amenities and Frette linen-lined beds.
  • Treat yourself to a post-sun facial at The Spa at Shangri-La. Low-lit, warm wood-paneled treatment rooms are a soothing cocoon in which to laze away an hour or two at the hands of the spa’s experienced therapists.
  • A well-equipped Wellness Club makes working out on vacation as much of a pleasure as possible. The sea-facing fitness center tempts you to run another mile with gorgeous views and engaging classes such as poolside spinning offer a refreshing change of pace to your usual wellness routine.
  • Shangri-La Jeddah’s two-floor Royal Suite is a palatial escape for those looking to up the luxury ante. The three-bedroom accommodation includes nearly 6,300 square feet of posh extras, including its own private lift, a gym and an ensuite jetted hot tub and sauna.

The Restaurants

  • Shangri-La Jedda’s nautical design ethos is on full display at all-day dining venue The Waterfront Kitchen, where starched corals and brilliant blue trim evoke a seafaring theme without going overboard. A bountiful buffet breakfast with a helping of Red Sea views is a great way to start the day, while live cooking stations serve up international fare as the sun climbs high.
  • Savor a taste of the finer things at COPA, an upscale coffee house-meets-French-style-patisserie. Indulge in treats created by British pastry chef and chocolatier Tony Hoyle, best enjoyed with freshly brewed Arabian beans. A dedicated pairing menu ensures you pick the right brew to savor with your dessert.
  • Alfresco dining reaches new heights at Kaia. Pacific Rim small plates from Peruvian chef Bruno Santa Cruz complement DJ-spun beats, refreshing mocktails and Red Sea breezes, creating an ultra-chic hangout on Shangri-La Jeddah’s spacious pool deck after dark.
  • Signature Shangri-La fine-dining venue Shang Palace makes its Saudi Arabia debut with a blend of Asian-meets-Arabian cuisine. Stand-out plates include rainbow xiao long bao dumplings, succulent Peking duck roasted over plum wood chips and wok-fried camel ribeye.
  • With a name meaning “lucky me” in Arabic, Niyyali serves up show-stopping Lebanese cuisine in a sleek dining room illuminated by star-inspired chandeliers. While the decor is stunning, dishes such as truffle hummus and a fork-tender smoked lamb shank also shine bright.

Getting There
Burj Assila, Corniche Road Ash Shati, Jeddah 23611 Saudi Arabia
JED (18-35 min)  
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